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5 Consumer Goods Stocks Pushing The Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 39 points (-0.2%) at 16,431 as of Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,317 issues advancing vs. 1,618 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Select Comfort Corporation ( SCSS), down 18.4%, and Tempur Sealy International ( TPX), down 5.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

5. Royal Philips ( PHG) is one of the companies pushing the Consumer Goods sector higher today. As of noon trading, Royal Philips is up $0.33 (0.9%) to $36.87 on average volume. Thus far, 234,595 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 490,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.87-$37.01 after having opened the day at $36.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.54.

Koninklijke Philips N.V. engages in the healthcare, lighting, and consumer lifestyle businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $33.5 billion and is part of the consumer durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 99.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Royal Philips a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Philips as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Royal Philips Ratings Report now.

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